Upcoming Workshops, Classes & Retreats

January 2018 Events

January Half-Day Retreat

Saturday, January 20th from 9:00am-1:00pm

Our half day retreat includes both sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk, and a private interview with a Guiding Teacher.

Caregiver Support Group

Saturday, January 27th from 10:00am to 11:30am

Our Caregiver Support Group gathers once a month to listen to each other, share stories, connect, ask questions, complain, learn and laugh.

Weekly Meditation Offerings

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation: Sunday Mornings, Monday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Midday Meditation, Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS), Serenity Sangha (12-Step)

February 2018 Events

Trauma and Paths to Liberation

Saturday, February 10th, 2018 from 9:00am–2:00pm

Explore how trauma compromises the capacity for pleasure, emotional engagement, and freedom. How does trauma affect the nervous system, and as caregivers, how can we support a return to trust, safety and well-being?

Practices of the Way

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This class will cover the forms of practice at NYZCCC. It will include a review of the basics of Zazen and the postures of body, breath and mind, as well as, shikantaza and koan, zendo procedures, the role of dokusan and the teacher-student relationship.

February Half-Day Retreat

Saturday, February 17th from 9:00am-1:00pm

Our half day retreat includes both sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk, and a private interview with a Guiding Teacher.

Tangaryo: Becoming a Formal Zen Student

Friday, February 16th, 2018 from 9am to 4pm

Tangaryo is the initiation ceremony for becoming a formal Zen Student at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care under the guidance of Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell or Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison.

Caregiver Support Group

Saturday, February 24th from 10:00am to 11:30am

Our Caregiver Support Group gathers once a month to listen to each other, share stories, connect, ask questions, complain, learn and laugh.

Weekly Meditation Offerings

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation: Sunday Mornings, Monday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Midday Meditation, Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS), Serenity Sangha (12-Step)

March 2018 Events

Cultivating & Nurturing Home Practice

Thursday, March 8th, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This class will explore how to integrate three principal pillars of Zen (Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha) into a dynamic and living home practice. The focus will be on making practice intimate, as well as practical.

March Half-Day Retreat

Saturday, March 17th from 9:00am-1:00pm

Our half day retreat includes both sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk, and a private interview with a Guiding Teacher.

Chants and Lineage

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The third of three in the Ways of Zen Series, this class will focus on New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care's teaching lineage, the role of ritual, chanting, ceremony, rites of passage, and how to be of service in the world.

Caregiver Support Group

Saturday, March 24th from 10:00am to 11:30am

Our Caregiver Support Group gathers once a month to listen to each other, share stories, connect, ask questions, complain, learn and laugh.

Weekly Meditation Offerings

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation: Sunday Mornings, Monday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Midday Meditation, Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS), Serenity Sangha (12-Step)

April 2018 Events

Writing as a Tool for Healing

Thursdays, April 5th-May 3rd, 2018 6:30-8:00pm

Processing grief and loss is a challenging and often confusing process. This writing group is an opportunity to find our way through the unknown and write our way toward healing.

Loving: Attunement in Caregiving Relationships

Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 9:00am – 2:00pm

Join Dr. Leslye Noyes for a one-day intensive workshop exploring the impact of loving action on the healing process. How can we encounter the whole person and not just their symptoms?

April Half-Day Retreat

Saturday, April 21st from 9:00am-1:00pm

Our half day retreat includes both sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk, and a private interview with a Guiding Teacher.

Caregiver Support Group

Saturday, April 28th from 10:00am to 11:30am

Our Caregiver Support Group gathers once a month to listen to each other, share stories, connect, ask questions, complain, learn and laugh.

Weekly Meditation Offerings

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation: Sunday Mornings, Monday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Midday Meditation, Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS), Serenity Sangha (12-Step)

May 2018 Events

Weekly Meditation Offerings

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation: Sunday Mornings, Monday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Midday Meditation, Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS), Serenity Sangha (12-Step)

June 2018 Events

Weekly Meditation Offerings

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation: Sunday Mornings, Monday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Midday Meditation, Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS), Serenity Sangha (12-Step)

July 2018 Events

Weekly Meditation Offerings

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation: Sunday Mornings, Monday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Midday Meditation, Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS), Serenity Sangha (12-Step)

August 2018 Events

Weekly Meditation Offerings

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation: Sunday Mornings, Monday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Midday Meditation, Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS), Serenity Sangha (12-Step)

September 2018 Events

Weekly Meditation Offerings

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation: Sunday Mornings, Monday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Midday Meditation, Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS), Serenity Sangha (12-Step)

October 2018 Events

Weekly Meditation Offerings

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation: Sunday Mornings, Monday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Midday Meditation, Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS), Serenity Sangha (12-Step)

November 2018 Events

Weekly Meditation Offerings

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation: Sunday Mornings, Monday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Midday Meditation, Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS), Serenity Sangha (12-Step)

December 2018 Events

New Year’s Eve Sit

Monday, December 31st from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Join Chodo, Koshin and the NYZCCC community for an opportunity to reflect upon the year that has past, and to ponder all the possibilities a new year might hold.

Weekly Meditation Offerings

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for weekly community groups and opportunities to learn and practice Zen meditation: Sunday Mornings, Monday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Midday Meditation, Karuna Sangha (LGBTQIS), Serenity Sangha (12-Step)

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